Trust

Bob Lies to His Mother (illustration)

One problem I remember was a time when our son Bob broke our trust and lied to his mother and me. He was still young, dating Linda, his wife-to-be, and was only allowed to see her on certain nights. Well, one night he wanted to see her without permission and told us he was …

Wiersbe - Everybody lives by faith (illustration)

People often say, “I wish I could have faith!” But everybody lives by faith! All day long, people trust one another. They trust the doctor and the pharmacist; they trust the cook in the restaurant; they even trust the fellow driving in the other lane on the highway. If …

Bob Vernon - The Test of a Bullet Proof Vest (illustration)

I remember hearing Bob Vernon, formerly with the Los Angeles Police Department, tell of how the Department would test bullet-proof vests and demonstrate to rookie officers their value by placing them on mannequins and then shooting round after round at them. They’d then check to …

The Dying Old Lady Who Said You Cannot Sink Through Rock (illustration)

I once heard the story told of an old lady who was dying. Her friends had gathered around her bed. “She’s sinking fast” one of them said. At this point the old lady opened her eyes and said: “Oh no, I’m not sinking. You cannot sink through Rock:” (Lou Nicholes …

Bible of Abraham Lincoln (illustration)

Joseph R. Sizoo, one-time pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington which Abraham Lincoln often attended, says he will never forget the day he held in his hands for the first time the Bible of Abraham Lincoln. It was the Bible from which Lincoln’s mother had …

The Barometer’s Needle Had Been Right (illustration)

A man who lived on Long Island was able one day to satisfy a lifelong ambition by purchasing for himself a very fine barometer. When the instrument arrived at his home, he was extremely disappointed to find that the indicating needle appeared to be stuck, pointing to the sector m …

Martin Luther’s Response To a God is Dead Statement (illustration)

The great Christian reformer, Martin Luther, in fact, once spent three days in a black depression over something that had gone wrong. On the third day his wife came downstairs dressed in mourning clothes. “Who’s dead?” he asked her. “God,” she replied. Luther …

Uncle Oscar Describes his First Airplane Ride (illustration)

Uncle Oscar was apprehensive about his first airplane ride. His friends, eager to hear how it went, asked if he enjoyed the flight. “Well,” commented Uncle Oscar, “it wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be, but I’ll tell you this. I never did put all my weight do …

Choice of Being Courageous or Cowardly (illustration)

Every single day we make choices that show whether we are courageous or cowardly. We choose between the right thing and the convenient thing, sticking to a conviction or caving in for the sake of comfort, greed or approval. We choose either to take a carefully thought-out r …

Boy Will go Over The Cliff if Dad Holds The Rope (illustration)

A group of botanists noticed through binoculars a flower of rarity and beauty laying deep in a ravine. A curious young boy was watching nearby, and the scientists told him they would pay him well if he would agree to be lowered over the cliff to retrieve the flower be …

Flag Placed on Mount McKinley by Alaskan Miners (illustration)

One day in 1909 a group of Alaskan miners, popularly called Sourdoughs, were sitting in a saloon in Fairbanks talking about outsiders such as Dr. Frederick Cook climbing “their” Mount McKinley. Convinced that Cook’s ascent had never been made, some of the miners …

Are You a Christian???? (illustration)

A little boy was walking down the beach, and as he did, he spied aa elderly woman sitting on the sand. He asked, “Are you a Christian??” “Yes.” “Do you read your Bible every day?” “Yes.” “Do you pray often?” And again sh …